Rach's spinach-artichoke stuffed baked potatoes are a creamy, cheesy take on spuds that you'll want to make again and again.
This delicious side dish completes Rach's over-the-top dinner of Steak with Dijon-Herb Butter and Beefsteak Tomato Salad.
- 4 russet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked with fork, coated with cooking spray and seasoned with salt and pepper
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
- 1 16-ounce bag chopped spinach, defrosted and wrung dry in a kitchen towel
- About ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice and juice of 1 lemon
- 1 ½ cups grilled artichokes or grilled baby artichokes or drained canned or defrosted frozen artichokes, chopped
- 1 5-ounce package soft cheese (Rach likes Boursin) or 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- About ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
- About ¾ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 425˚F.
Bake potatoes about 45 to 50 minutes, then cool to handle.
Heat a skillet over medium heat with EVOO, 3 turns of the pan, add shallots and garlic and swirl a minute or 2, add spinach and heat through, add salt and pepper and nutmeg, lemon zest and juice, add artichokes and combine, then add Boursin cheese or cream cheese and melt, stir in sour cream and ¼ cup Parmesan and remove from heat.
Halve the potatoes lengthwise, scoop the center of flesh into a bowl, carefully protecting the skins and about ¼ inch of potato flesh.
Add spinach and artichokes to potato flesh in bowl, combine and refill potato shells or skins. Top stuffed potatoes with mozzarella and remaining Parm, and bake to browned and cheese is melted.